Pat Bradley

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Governor Peter Shumlin delivers budget address
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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin delivered his last budget address to a joint session of the House and Senate Thursday. The Democrat says his plan will close a $68 million budget gap while not relying on one-time funds to pay for expenses.

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New York Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik made national headlines in 2014 when 21st district voters elected her to the House. At 30, she was the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, replacing retiring Democrat Bill Owens. On Wednesday, she announced her reelection campaign just before sitting down with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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A new report says the number of food-related jobs in Vermont has grown by 11 percent, or 5,300, between 2009 and 2014.  The data is from the latest annual report from Farm to Plate, a 10-year plan to boost Vermont's food and farm economy.

New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik announced her plan to run for reelection on Wednesday.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates the five-year cost of cleaning up Vermont waters is about $154 million. But as WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, regional officials say the federal agency is underestimating costs.

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A bus manufacturer in Plattsburgh has filed notice with the New York State Department of Labor that it will close its plant in April.  As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, local officials hope the move is precautionary and needed contracts will be realized.

Governor Peter Shumlin is continuing to sound upbeat about Vermont's economy, despite a slight downgrade in the state's revenue forecast.


The Vermont Senate has approved a measure to repeal penalties for high-spending school districts that were part of an education bill passed last year. The underlying bill was designed to encourage school districts to merge with their neighbors.

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Winter appears to finally be settling in as cold temperatures and snow finally carpets the region. With a possible Nor’easter this weekend anticipation is growing that the last half of the season will be better for winter sports enthusiasts.

With lawmakers back in Montpelier, the Vermont Mayors Coalition has issued its annual list of legislative priorities that need action or passage in the Vermont statehouse.